Thursday, September 30, 2010

Foreign Policy: Technology Revolution Spells Danger

The revolution in military technology has so far kept the costs of war prohibitively high for many countries, but David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy sees this about to change. Power in the hands of irrational countries could become a dangerous phenomenon.

Conaway, K. Michael Connolly, Gerald E. Conyers, John Jr. Cooper, Jim Costa, Jim

How Much Does A Hurricane Weigh?

The phrase raining cats and dogs isn't quite right when you talk about hurricanes. This hurricane season, we throw an average one onto a cloud scientist's scale to see just how much water these monster weather machines carry through the sky.

Brady, Robert A. Braley, Bruce L. Bright, Bobby Broun, Paul C. Brown, Corrine

National Review: The GOP Can Win The Northeast

The Northeast, a longtime Democratic stronghold, might be the key to a Republican takeover of Congress in the midterm elections. Andrew Stiles of the National Review argues that Republicans can take back the region by running strong enthusiastic candidates.

Griffith, Parker Grijalva, Raúl M. Guthrie, Brett Gutierrez, Luis V. Hall, John J.

Can U.S.�Golfers Stop Europe's Run At The Ryder?

Who could have guessed that the U.S. golf team would need a victory in the Ryder Cup to restore its fading eminence in a sport it used to dominate?

Minnick, Walt Mitchell, Harry E. Mollohan, Alan B. Moore, Dennis Moore, Gwen

Foreign Policy: Roma, Europe's Wanderers

The European Union decided yesterday to take legal action against France over its its expulsion of more than 1,000 illegal Roma immigrants, but decided not to charge the government with discrimination. A slide show from Foreign Policy depicts people living in Roma camps through out Europe.

Hodes, Paul W. Hoekstra, Peter Holden, Tim Holt, Rush D. Honda, Michael M.

The Root: Football As A Measure Of Progress

Social progress in the National Football League has been slow to catch on, especially in the quarterback position which has traditionally been filled by white players. But Deron Snyder of The Root argues that there is reason to see positive change in the football community.

Putnam, Adam H. Quigley, Mike Radanovich, George Rahall, Nick J. II Rangel, Charles B.

Murdoch, Bloomberg embrace immigration reform (The Arizona Republic)

Salazar, John T. Sánchez, Linda T. Sanchez, Loretta Sarbanes, John P. Scalise, Steve

Gay Iranian Refugee Says He Can't Return Home

Iran's president once told a New York audience that Iran doesn't have homosexuals. Human rights groups say the Islamic republic executes them. Gays increasingly are fleeing Iran -- including Ramin Haghjoo, who went to Turkey after he says he was targeted by authorities for going public with his homosexuality and taking part in anti-government protests.

Moran, Jerry Murphy, Christopher S. Murphy, Patrick J. Murphy, Scott Murphy, Tim

House Passes Bill Aimed At Chinese Currency

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday aimed at putting pressure on China to let the value of its currency rise more quickly. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Nicholas Lardy, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about what effect such legislation would have on U.S. consumers, and how much support it has.

Kaptur, Marcy Kennedy, Patrick J. Kildee, Dale E. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. Kilroy, Mary Jo

The Middle Has Swung Against Dems

David Broder, Washington Post

Paulsen, Erik Payne, Donald M. Pelosi, Nancy Pence, Mike Perlmutter, Ed

GOP Pledge is Old Politics Warmed Over

Maffei, Daniel B. Maloney, Carolyn B. Manzullo, Donald A. Marchant, Kenny Markey, Betsy

Court: Stem Cell Funds Can Continue For Now

The ruling makes permanent, pending an appeal, the overturning of an injunction imposed last month by a lower court judge. The judge ordered a halt to embryonic stem cell research while he considered a lawsuit filed by two scientists. The Obama administration said even a temporary halt to the research could set back promising science.

Skelton, Ike Slaughter, Louise McIntosh Smith, Adam Smith, Adrian Smith, Christopher H.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jesse Lawrence: Who Will Make it to The World Series? After Some Calculation, Vegas and TiqIQ Are in Agreement (Huffingtonpost.com)

Myrick, Sue Wilkins Nadler, Jerrold Napolitano, Grace F. Neal, Richard E. Neugebauer, Randy

GOP Senate Hopeful Ron Johnson: Vote For Me, An Accountant

Ron Johnson, GOP Senate hopeful from Wisconsin, says what the Senate need is an accountant and manufacturer like him. And one less lawyer like incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold

Gutierrez, Luis V. Hall, John J. Hall, Ralph M. Halvorson, Deborah L. Hare, Phil

How Big Has the Government Grown?

Pete Du Pont, Wall Street Journal
How big has the government grown under the Obama administration? "The average level of U.S. government spending as a percentage of GDP from the end of World War II to the present is 19.6 percent," observes the Heritage Foundation. "In the past two years that level has exploded, reaching 24.7 percent in 2009 and an estimated 25.4 in 2010. . . . Without urgent action the U.S. is on course for national bankruptcy."So as Heritage says, the first urgent action is to get government spending under control, something that the current administration has almost no...

Wilson, Charles A. Wilson, Joe Wittman, Robert J. Wolf, Frank R. Woolsey, Lynn C.

Foreign Policy: Enacting The Dim Sum Tariffs

China's new tariffs on U.S. - imported chicken feet seem to be only the beginning of tariff wars that could engulf the global rare earth metals trade. Steve LeVine of Foreign Policy argues that China's trade practices belie a lack of planning: Even if China becomes the world's largest economy, it could lose its strategic rare earth metal monopoly.

Hirono, Mazie K. Hodes, Paul W. Hoekstra, Peter Holden, Tim Holt, Rush D.

Leaders Tackle Challenges Of Education Reform

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, discusses challenges of education reform as part of the Tell Me More series on education. Host Michel Martin speaks with Randi Weingarten about education reform as well as her role in the widely acclaimed documentary "Waiting for Superman."

Neugebauer, Randy Norton, Eleanor Holmes Nunes, Devin Nye, Glenn C. Oberstar, James L.

NPR Reports: Drone Attacks Likely Not Connected To Europe Terror Plot

NPR has learned that drone strikes in Pakistan are likely not connected to the plot reported in the European press this morning. The exact nature of the threat to Europe is still unclear.

Farr, Sam Fattah, Chaka Filner, Bob Flake, Jeff Fleming, John

My Children Will Have No Shortcomings

Guest blogger Vincent Young talks about his parenting style, which is to fill every breaking minute with teachable moments.

Reichert, David G. Reyes, Silvestre Richardson, Laura Rodriguez, Ciro D. Roe, David P.

Reports: European Terror Plot Foiled By Drone Strikes In Pakistan

European officials are saying a terror attack aimed at Paris, London, and Berlin has been foiled. They say American drone strikes in Pakistan disrupted the plot.

Pierluisi, Pedro R. Pingree, Chellie Pitts, Joseph R. Platts, Todd Russell

Columnist: D.C. Mayor Fenty Left Black Voters Behind

Earlier this month, Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty lost his re-election bid to Council Chairman Vincent Gray. Courtland Milloy, a columnist for The Washington Post, talks to Steve Inskeep about what Milloy calls a "populist revolt" against Fenty.

Baird, Brian Baldwin, Tammy Barrett, J. Gresham Barrow, John Bartlett, Roscoe G.

Local Taxes Sway Congressional Races

LoBiondo, Frank A. Loebsack, David Lofgren, Zoe Lowey, Nita M. Lucas, Frank D.

Foreign Policy: Enacting The Dim Sum Tariffs

China's new tariffs on U.S. - imported chicken feet seem to be only the beginning of tariff wars that could engulf the global rare earth metals trade. Steve LeVine of Foreign Policy argues that China's trade practices belie a lack of planning: Even if China becomes the world's largest economy, it could lose its strategic rare earth metal monopoly.

Titus, Dina Tonko, Paul Towns, Edolphus Tsongas, Niki Turner, Michael R.

National Review: Small Businesses Don't Want Bailout

President Obama's small-business bill became law this week, but Larry Kudlow of the National Review argues that small business owners don't want it. Instead of being handed a bailout, they want the economy to grow, which means tax cuts for all businesses, not just small ones.

Brown-Waite, Ginny Buchanan, Vern Burgess, Michael C. Burton, Dan Butterfield, G. K.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Foreign Policy: Enacting The Dim Sum Tariffs

China's new tariffs on U.S. - imported chicken feet seem to be only the beginning of tariff wars that could engulf the global rare earth metals trade. Steve LeVine of Foreign Policy argues that China's trade practices belie a lack of planning: Even if China becomes the world's largest economy, it could lose its strategic rare earth metal monopoly.

Berman, Howard L. Berry, Marion Biggert, Judy Bilbray, Brian P. Bilirakis, Gus M.

Russia's President Fires Iconic Moscow Mayor

Moscow's mayor of 18 years has been fired by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Yury Luzhkov garnered criticism in July when repairs to the main highway leading to Moscow's international airport created massive traffic jams. Reporter Peter Van Dyk talks to Ari Shapiro about the changes.

Shadegg, John B. Shea-Porter, Carol Sherman, Brad Shimkus, John Shuler, Heath

National Review: Small Businesses Don't Want Bailout

President Obama's small-business bill became law this week, but Larry Kudlow of the National Review argues that small business owners don't want it. Instead of being handed a bailout, they want the economy to grow, which means tax cuts for all businesses, not just small ones.

Bono Mack, Mary Boozman, John Bordallo, Madeleine Z. Boren, Dan Boswell, Leonard L.

Perceived as Too Far Left, Dems Need to Shift Course

Mark Penn, The Hill
The selection of loopy Republican Senate nominees has given the Democrats their first serious opportunity in months to turn this election around to hold onto the House "" a feat that would now be considered a major political victory no matter how slim the margin.But capitalizing on these turns will take more than mocking negative ads "" it will take a dash back to the center. The Democratic Congress is perceived as too far to the left to keep our fiscal house in order, safeguard our families or bring about needed jobs in the new economy. Its approval ratings are...

Conyers, John Jr. Cooper, Jim Costa, Jim Costello, Jerry F. Courtney, Joe

Republicans Block Bill To Tax Firms That Export Jobs

Democrats are trying to leave Washington by striking a note on jobs and the economy. Toward that end, they brought up a Senate bill Tuesday to tax companies that send jobs overseas and reward those that bring them back; Republicans blocked it.

Fudge, Marcia L. Gallegly, Elton Garamendi, John Garrett, Scott Gerlach, Jim

Tough Transition Awaits North Korean Heir-Apparent

North Korea has put the third son of Kim Jong Il on a path to be the nation's next leader. Little is known about the son, Kim Jong Un. But it's safe to say he is young, inexperienced, and likely to face some very difficult challenges once he takes over from his father.

Boehner, John A. Bonner, Jo Bono Mack, Mary Boozman, John Bordallo, Madeleine Z.

Biologist Tracks Walruses Forced Ashore As Ice Melts

The Arctic ice that thousands of walruses usually live on has disappeared from�Alaska's Chukchi Sea. The government is trying to figure out how the animals are coping with the dramatic change and whether to add them to�its endangered species list.

Kissell, Larry Klein, Ron Kline, John Kosmas, Suzanne M. Kratovil, Frank Jr.

The Presidential Hopes of John Thune

Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard
Monday,September 27, 2010 Morning Jay: Obama's Falling Numbers, How To Read The Polls, The Jon Corzine Effect, and More! BY Jay Cost The Tax Hikes Cometh Grab your wallet. BY Matthew Continetti October 4, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 03 Read more The Democrats Melt Down And the Republicans aren't blowing it for once. BY William Kristol ...

Mitchell, Harry E. Mollohan, Alan B. Moore, Dennis Moore, Gwen Moran, James P.

No-Frills Southwest To Buy Competitor AirTran

Southwest Airlines is planning to buy discount rival AirTran for $1.4 billion. The move will put Southwest into dozens of new cities, and will ramp up pressure on the big carriers.

McClintock, Tom McCollum, Betty McCotter, Thaddeus G. McDermott, Jim McGovern, James P.

The Latest On N.Y. Races For Governor, Senate

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Nicholas Confessore of the New York Times about the race for the New York governor's office and the U.S. Senate. In the governors' race, Democrat and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is competing with Republican and Tea Party favorite Carl Paladino. In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, who stood in for Hillary Clinton two years ago, is running against Joe DioGuardi, an accountant and self-described "citizen activist."

Bartlett, Roscoe G. Barton, Joe Bean, Melissa L. Becerra, Xavier Berkley, Shelley

High-Tech Runners Train Smarter With GPS

A good pair of shoes and an open stretch of trail were all runners used to need. But now many swear by GPS technology that monitors their speed and distance, and new smart phone apps tell them whether they need to pick up the pace.

Peterson, Collin C. Petri, Thomas E. Pierluisi, Pedro R. Pingree, Chellie

Beware of Democrats' Lame Duck Action

Mickey Kaus, Newsweek
I'm officially on record as worried that Democrats, after taking a beating in November, will use the upcoming "lame duck" session to ram through controversial legislation increasing labor union power (the so-called "card check" bill) and legalizing illegal immigrants--two initiatives I think are misguided. This worry, when advanced by Republican commentators and pols, has been derided by Democrats as "straight out of the black helicopter wing of GOP thinking." I dunno. Democratic...

Sullivan, John Sutton, Betty Tanner, John S. Taylor, Gene Teague, Harry

Monday, September 27, 2010

NPR's Election Scorecard: Rating The Midterm Races

Check out the latest updates and explore how Ken Rudin and other political watchers are calling key House, Senate and governor races.

Larsen, Rick Larson, John B. Latham, Tom LaTourette, Steven C. Latta, Robert E.

'Shop Talk': It's All About Education

As part of Tell Me More's month-long back-to-school focus on education, host Michel Martin talks education with the guys in the barbershop. Included in the discussion are the movie ?Waiting for Superman,? and the travails of embattled DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, and the angry dad who faced down his daughter?s bullies. Joining the conversation are Jimi Izrael, a freelance journalist and Presidential Fellow at Case Western Reserve University; Lester Spence, a professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and home schooled his children; Claudio Sanchez, NPR?s education correspondent and former schoolteacher; and Jay Mathews, education columnist for The Washington Post.

Loebsack, David Lofgren, Zoe Lowey, Nita M. Lucas, Frank D. Luetkemeyer, Blaine

Raiders Hall Of Fame QB George Blanda Dies At 83

The seemingly ageless Hall of Fame quarterback and kicker whose 26-year career was best remembered for a remarkable run of late-game theatrics with the Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 83. Blanda retired a month shy of his 49th birthday before the 1976 season.

Flake, Jeff Fleming, John Forbes, J. Randy Fortenberry, Jeff Foster, Bill

NATO Forces Carry Out Airstrikes In Pakistan

NATO helicopters based in Afghanistan carried out at least two airstrikes in Pakistan that killed more than 30 militants after the insurgents attacked a small Afghan security outpost near the border, a spokesman said Monday.

Young, Don Ackerman, Gary L. Aderholt, Robert B. Adler, John H. Akin, W. Todd

GOP groups overwhelm Dems with political ads (The Arizona Republic)

Peters, Gary C. Peterson, Collin C. Petri, Thomas E. Pierluisi, Pedro R.

Foreign Policy: Change Of Agenda For The President?

A Republican-controlled congress could make passing legislation nearly impossible for President Obama. Joshua Keating of Foreign Policy argues that if Republicans gain a majority in Congress, it is likely that the President will refocus his agenda on foreign policy, where there is less tension between the administration and conservatives.

Nye, Glenn C. Oberstar, James L. Obey, David R. Olson, Pete Olver, John W.

Milestones At The Opposite Ends Of Life

Walter Breuning of Great Falls, Mont., turned 114 years old this week. He's earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, a nice reminder of a long and prosperous life -- and reminder to mark the milestones of lives just getting started, like that first bike ride without training wheels.

Mica, John L. Michaud, Michael H. Miller, Brad Miller, Candice S. Miller, Gary G.

High-Tech Runners Train Smarter With GPS

A good pair of shoes and an open stretch of trail were all runners used to need. But now many swear by GPS technology that monitors their speed and distance, and new smart phone apps tell them whether they need to pick up the pace.

Adler, John H. Akin, W. Todd Alexander, Rodney Altmire, Jason Andrews, Robert E.

The Big Government Crowd

Steven Malanga, New York Post
The Tea Party movement may have arisen to protest rising deficits and increasing federal control of everything from health care to the auto industry -- but the big-government coalition it's fighting wasn't born in Washington. The federal agenda that the movement is now battling to overturn originated in state capitals like Albany, Trenton and Sacramento.This agenda has been promoted with growing success in the last 50 years by a self-interested coalition of public-sector unions and social-advocacy groups that benefit from bigger government, higher taxes and more public...

Lewis, Jerry Lewis, John Linder, John Lipinski, Daniel LoBiondo, Frank A.

Police Brutality Trial Continues In Egypt

The trial of two Egyptian policemen accused of beating a man to death continues in Alexandria. Eyewitnesses at the trial say the officers slammed the victim's head into stone steps until he died, but police say they were only trying to dislodge a packet of drugs from his throat. The case has received international attention, and some hope the trial will bring an end to the claimed culture of police brutality in the country.

Burgess, Michael C. Burton, Dan Butterfield, G. K. Buyer, Steve Calvert, Ken

Is Tea Party Now More Powerful Than Obama?

Nile Gardiner, Telegraph
Who would have predicted this a year ago? Certainly not the complacent army of White House spin doctors who have failed to grasp, let alone acknowledge, the momentous political transformation that is sweeping America. CNN’s latest poll confirms that the Tea Party movement has more political clout than the President of the United States in influencing voters during this November’s mid-terms. While just 37 percent of Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate if backed by Barack Obama, a far larger 50 percent will vote for a Tea-Party endorsed candidate.

Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie Higgins, Brian Hill, Baron P. Himes, James A. Hinchey, Maurice D.

Weekend link dump for September 26 (Offthekuff.com)

Smith, Lamar Snyder, Vic Souder, Mark E. Space, Zachary T. Speier, Jackie

Sunday, September 26, 2010

National Review: Both Parties Wrong On Estate Tax

The tax on inheritance is set to return next year when the 2001 tax cuts expire. Both political parties have proposals for how high the rate should be, but Phil Kerpin of the National Review says neither party is approaching the issue correctly. Only full repeal will bring Americans economic freedom.

Peters, Gary C. Peterson, Collin C. Petri, Thomas E. Pierluisi, Pedro R.

Ahmadinejad: Iran May End Enrichment

Iran would consider ending uranium enrichment, the most crucial part of its controversial nuclear activities, if world powers send Tehran nuclear fuel for a medical research reactor, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters Friday.

Polis, Jared Pomeroy, Earl Posey, Bill Price, David E. Price, Tom

Joaquin Phoenix Explains His Bearded Weirdness To David Letterman

Joaquin Phoenix may have had his biggest "crazy bearded guy" moment ever during his February 2009 appearance on David Letterman's show. Last night, he came back to talk about that appearance, which he's now admitted was an act.

Grijalva, Raúl M. Guthrie, Brett Gutierrez, Luis V. Hall, John J. Hall, Ralph M.

Obama's Empathy Deficit

Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast
by Kirsten Powers Info Kirsten Powers is a political analyst on Fox News and a writer for the New York Post. She served in the Clinton Administration from 1993-1998 and has worked in New York state and city politics. Her writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Observer, Salon.com, Elle magazine and American Prospect online.Enter your email address:Enter the recipients' email addresses, separated by commas:Enter your email address:Enter the recipients' email addresses, separated by...

Dingell, John D. Djou, Charles K. Doggett, Lloyd Donnelly, Joe Doyle, Michael F.

Election-year politics confound tax debate (CNN)

Young, C. W. Bill Young, Don Ackerman, Gary L. Aderholt, Robert B. Adler, John H.

A Matter Of Wait: The Science Of Standing In Line

Next time you're stuck in line, take a second to observe. Is it straight? Does it curve? How long would it have to be before you'd give up? Turns out there's a whole army of scientists dedicated to pondering those sorts of questions. Guest host Mary Louise Kelly speaks with MIT professor Richard Larson.

Schrader, Kurt Schwartz, Allyson Y. Scott, David Scott, Robert C. \"Bobby\'\' Sensenbrenner, F. James Jr.

Forensic Artists Use Talent To Solve Crimes

Many police departments use forensic artists to help solve crimes. From composite sketches to facial reconstructions, the work of these artists combines creativity, science and detective skills. Artist Karen T. Taylor and anthropologist Mary Manhein discuss the science behind forensic art.

Donnelly, Joe Doyle, Michael F. Dreier, David Driehaus, Steve Duncan, John J. Jr.

Independents Abandon Democrats Ahead Of Midterms

Independent voters helped sweep President Obama and other Democrats into office in the last two election cycles. But with less than six weeks to go before the 2010 midterms, independent voters are swinging decisively to the Republican side, according to a new poll.

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. Fudge, Marcia L. Gallegly, Elton Garamendi, John Garrett, Scott

Loved Lasers, Lost: Venezuelan Nuclear Spy Accused

Pedro Leo Mascheroni, the former scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory who is accused of trying to pass nuclear secrets to Venezuela, makes an unusual spy suspect.� He hasn't been hiding from government officials; for twenty years he's been trying to get their attention.

Barton, Joe Bean, Melissa L. Becerra, Xavier Berkley, Shelley Berman, Howard L.

Independents Abandon Democrats Ahead Of Midterms

Independent voters helped sweep President Obama and other Democrats into office in the last two election cycles. But with less than six weeks to go before the 2010 midterms, independent voters are swinging decisively to the Republican side, according to a new poll.

Giffords, Gabrielle Gingrey, Phil Gohmert, Louie Gonzalez, Charles A. Goodlatte, Bob

Week In News: GOP Pledge, Obama's Image, Zuckerberg

As the midterm elections approach, President Obama uses his weekly address to challenge Republicans on policy -- amid comparisons to former Democratic presidents. Host Guy Raz speaks with news analyst James Fallows of The Atlantic about this story and others from the past week.

Cleaver, Emanuel Clyburn, James E. Coble, Howard Coffman, Mike Cohen, Steve

What Happens To Health Law If GOP Wins Congress?

Several key provisions of the new health care law took effect this week, just as Republicans unveiled plans to repeal the law should they retake control of Congress. But getting rid of the new law could be an insurmountable task.

Smith, Lamar Snyder, Vic Souder, Mark E. Space, Zachary T. Speier, Jackie

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Abbas says settlements block Mideast peace deal (AP) (Yahoo!)

Carnahan, Russ Carney, Christopher P. Carson, André Carter, John R. Cassidy, Bill

Right sees law group tilting left (Politico) (Yahoo!)

Harman, Jane Harper, Gregg Hastings, Alcee L. Hastings, Doc Heinrich, Martin

'Don't Ask' Needs to Go

Hare, Phil Harman, Jane Harper, Gregg Hastings, Alcee L. Hastings, Doc

Stephen Colbert Gives 'Truthiness' Jolt On Capitol Hill

Comedian Stephen Colbert gave a truthiness jolt to a congressional hearing on illegal ag workers.

Diaz-Balart, Mario Dicks, Norman D. Dingell, John D. Djou, Charles K. Doggett, Lloyd

Landrieu Blocks OMB Nominee, Wants Drilling Ban Lifted

Bishop, Sanford D. Jr. Bishop, Timothy H. Blackburn, Marsha Blumenauer, Earl Blunt, Roy

Child Nutrition Food Fight Bumps Up Against Political Reality

There are a lot of reasons to pick apart the Senate bill that funds the school lunch program, but some say passing it now might be better than getting nothing later.

Rush, Bobby L. Ryan, Paul Ryan, Tim Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho Salazar, John T.

Mrs. Obama: From Spouses' Circuit To Campaign Trail

The White House granted many Democrats' wish this week, announcing that first lady Michelle Obama will campaign for midterm candidates. Her first fundraiser is in mid-October, but, in the meantime, she's doing events that are a bit more light and breezy.

Bartlett, Roscoe G. Barton, Joe Bean, Melissa L. Becerra, Xavier Berkley, Shelley

The Chron on the District Clerk race (Offthekuff.com)

Ackerman, Gary L. Aderholt, Robert B. Adler, John H. Akin, W. Todd Alexander, Rodney

Get job at a Galt's Gulch Starbucks and STFU (Hullabaloo)

Nadler, Jerrold Napolitano, Grace F. Neal, Richard E. Neugebauer, Randy Norton, Eleanor Holmes

Obama takes on GOP on taxes, economy (AP) (Yahoo!)

Lofgren, Zoe Lowey, Nita M. Lucas, Frank D. Luetkemeyer, Blaine Luján, Ben Ray